568 Forest Machine

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The 568 Forest Machine is made by Caterpillar® — the world’s top construction equipment manufacturer — and it’s a purpose-built machine that can be used for a wide variety of forestry applications. Though CAT forestry machines have always been the industry standard, the new 568 Forest Machine offers even more features that you’ll love, including added horsepower, longer track frames for increased stability, efficient hydraulics and ground-level accessibility, which makes maintenance easy. To learn more about this forestry machine and our other CAT equipment, contact us today.

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs

Standard Equipment

  • POWER TRAIN
    • Cat® C9.3 ATAAC engine
    • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standards
    • Bio Diesel capable
    • 2300 m (7,500 ft) altitude capability
    • Electric priming fuel pump
    • 2×4 micron main filters and 1×10 micron primary filter in fuel line
    • 24-volt electric starting
    • Air intake heater
    • Automatic engine speed control with one touch low idle
    • Water separator in fuel line
    • Two speed auto-shift travel
    • Easy clean cooling system with full screens
    • Muffler
    • Flexxaire auto reversing fan
    • High ambient cooling capacity, 48° C (118° F)
    • Side by side cores
    • Starting aid cold weather starting package with two additional batteries, HD starter, ether and block heater
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Regeneration circuit for boom and stick
    • Reverse swing dampening valve
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • High performance hydraulic return filter
    • Capability of installing HP stackable valve and medium and QC valve
    • Standard auxiliary pump adjustable to 108 L/min (28.5 gal/min)
    • Capability of installing boom lowering control device and stick lowering check valve
    • Capability of installing Cat Bio hydraulic oil
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Straddle mounted carrier rollers
    • Heavy duty track motor guard
    • Heavy duty track rollers (10 per side)
    • Heavy duty recoil mechanism
    • 345 HD, GLT4 Track
    • Idler track guiding guards
    • Full length track shoe support
    • GFT80 high drawbar FD
    • Towing eye on base frame
  • ELECTRICAL
    • 80 ampere alternator
    • 4 front working lights cab top mounted
    • 1 left side working light
    • 2 right front working lights
    • 2 riser mounted lights
    • 1 rear working light
    • Horn
    • Pre-start monitoring system (engine oil, coolant hydraulic oil)
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Purpose built forestry cab with scratch resistant polycarbonate windows, ISO 8084 and SAE 1084 certified OPS, ISO 8083 and SAE J231 certified FOPS, and SAE J1356 certified FOGS, OR-OSHA code 437-0775 TOPS and WCB G602/G603/G604/G608
    • ROPS: ISO 3471:1997 Table 1, Section 1
    • Seat KAP 527P, air suspension, heated seat, retractable seatbelt and headrest
    • Integrated seat, console and joystick type controls
    • Language display monitor with gauges, Warning information, filter/fluid change information, machine condition, error code and tool mode setting information, start up level check for hydraulic oil and engine coolant
    • Full time clock on monitor (2 weeks)
    • Seat mounted joystick with extra functions for grapple
    • Fixed polycarbonate skylight with retractable sun shade, meeting SAE J1084
    • Interior lighting
    • Lower and upper windshield wipers and washer
    • Positive filtered ventilation, pressurized cab with bi-level air conditioner, heater and defroster with manual control
    • Forced air fan
    • Behind seat storage tray with tie down points
    • 2 CB radio mounts
    • 1 fire extinguisher mount
    • 1 attachment computer control mount
    • Secondary roof exit openable from inside and outside
    • 2 coat hooks
    • Ashtray with lighter
    • Literature holder
    • Cup holder
    • Neutral lever (lockout) for all controls
    • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
    • Washable floor mat
    • Radio/CD player (12V)
    • 1 converter/2 sockets - 12V-10A power supply
  • FLUIDS
    • Antifreeze
    • Includes 50% concentration with protection of -34° C (-30° F)
  • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    • Heavy duty upper frame with catwalks
    • Heavy duty bottom guard
    • Heavy duty side doors
    • Core hydraulic lines and controls with standard main valves on upper structures
    • Door and cover locks with Cat one key security system
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • Fully pressurized hydraulic system
    • Fine swing control travel alarm
    • Counterweight with lifting eye
    • Right front corner guard
    • Right front corner fuel tank and standard fuel tank
    • 321SR Product Link

Optional Equipment

  • BOOMS, STICKS AND LINKAGES
    • Front Linkage
    • Grapples
    • Heels
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Thumb control
  • LINE GROUPS
    • Boom Lines
    • Stick Lines
  • OTHER ATTACHMENTS
    • Straight travel pedal
    • Auxiliary drive
    • International - ISO films
  • FLUIDS
    • Antifreeze
  • FIELD INSTALLED ATTACHMENTS
    • Kit, AEM cab installation
    • Kit, Butt-N-Top installation
  • PACKING
    • Domestic
    • Miscellaneous
    • Order Change Charges

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
568 Forest Machine
Name:
568
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Engine Model:
Cat® C9.3 (ATAAC)
Net Flywheel Power:
291 HP / 217 kW
Gross Power:
319 HP / 238 kW
Bore:
4.53 in / 115 mm
Stroke:
5.87 in / 149 mm
Displacement:
567.5 in³ / 9.3 C
Maximum Torque:
1051.7 ft-lb / 1426 N·m
Number of Cylinders:
6
Rated Power:
296 HP / 221 kW
Rated Speed:
1800 r/min / 1800 r/min

Weights

Log Loader (U/U):
106128 lb / 48139 kg
Log Loader (O/U):
106479 lb / 48298 kg
General Forestry:
95204 lb / 43184 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System:
14.8 gal (US) / 56 C
Engine Oil:
8.1 gal (US) / 30.5 C
Hydraulic Tank:
46.2 gal (US) / 175 C
Final Drive - Each:
2.1 gal (US) / 8 C
Fuel Tank Capacity - Main:
163.8 gal (US) / 620 C
Fuel Tank Capacity - RF:
153.2 gal (US) / 580 C
Fuel Tank Capacity - Total:
317 gal (US) / 1200 C
Hydraulic System - Total:
100.4 gal (US) / 380 C
Swing Drive - General Forestry:
5 gal (US) / 19 C
Swing Drive - Log Loader 2x:
5.3 gal (US) / 20 C

Standards

Brakes:
ISO 10265:1998 ISO 11512:1995
ROPS/FOPS/OPS/TOPS:
ISO 8083:1989 LEVEL I ISO 8083:1989 LEVEL II*

Hydraulic System

Maximum Pressure - Implements:
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Pilot System - Maximum Flow:
6.87 gal/min / 26 l/min
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure:
595 psi / 4100 kPa
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Flow - Capacity:
28.5 gal/min / 108 l/min
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Flow - Factory Setting:
13.5 gal/min / 51 l/min
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Pressure - Capacity:
3626 psi / 25000 kPa
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Pressure - Factory Setting:
1500 psi / 10350 kPa
General Forestry - Boom Cylinder - Bore:
5.9 in / 150 mm
General Forestry - Boom Cylinder - Stroke:
56.7 in / 1440 mm
General Forestry - Bucket Cylinder - Bore:
5.9 in / 150 mm
General Forestry - Bucket Cylinder - Stroke:
45.3 in / 1151 mm
General Forestry - Stick Cylinder - Bore:
6.7 in / 170 mm
General Forestry - Stick Cylinder - Stroke:
68.4 in / 1738 mm
Log Loader - Boom Cylinder - Bore:
6.7 in / 170 mm
Log Loader - Boom Cylinder - Stroke:
52.8 in / 1340 mm
Log Loader - Bottom Heel Cylinder - Bore:
5.9 in / 150 mm
Log Loader - Bottom Heel Cylinder - Stroke:
45.5 in / 1155 mm
Log Loader - Stick Cylinder - Bore:
7.1 in / 180 mm
Log Loader - Stick Cylinder - Stroke:
65.4 in / 1661 mm
Log Loader - Top Heel Cylinder - Bore:
6.3 in / 160 mm
Log Loader - Top Heel Cylinder - Stroke:
57.7 in / 1465 mm
Main Pump System - Maximum Flow (2x):
76.3 gal/min / 289 l/min
Maximum Pressure - Swing - Dual:
4550 psi / 31400 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing - Single:
4061 psi / 28000 kPa

Drive

Maximum Drawbar Pull:
71264 lb / 317 kN
Maximum Travel Speed:
3 mile/h / 4.8 km/h

Track

Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side:
2
Number of Shoes - Each Side:
52
Number of Track Rollers - Each Side:
10

Operating Specifications

Maximum Drawbar Pull:
71264 lb / 317 kN
Maximum Speed High Range:
3 mile/h / 4.8 km/h
Maximum Swing Speed - General Forestry:
10 r/min / 10 r/min
Maximum Swing Speed - Log Loader:
6.3 r/min / 6.3 r/min
Operator Height from Ground (eye level) - General Forestry Cab 0.48 m (18 in) Riser:
135 in / 3.4 m
Operator Height from Ground (eye level) - Log Loader Cab 1.2 m (48 in) Riser:
165 in / 4.2 m
Swing Torque - General Forestry:
84024 ft-lb / 148.5 
Swing Torque - Log Loader:
109560 ft-lb / 148.5 

Undercarriage

Ground Clearance:
30 in / 760 mm
Track Gauge:
115 in / 2920 mm
Track Length:
212 in / 5390 mm
Undercarriage Pitch:
8.5 in / 215.9 mm
Undercarriage Size:
345HD